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Community Impact

NFL Draft Night: Special Olympics & NFL Relationship Stronger Than Ever

The 2019 NFL Draft will usher in a new crop of elite athletes that will develop into future leader of their respective teams and communities.
Joe Haden coaches athletes during the unified flag football at Zayed Sports City during the Special Olympics World Games in Abu Dhabi on March 16, 2019.
Pittsburgh Steelers Cornerback Joe Haden leading the flag football clinic during the 2019 Special Olympics World Games

Special Olympics and the NFL have established a longstanding and strong relationship which enables NFL players to serve their communities while furthering the push for inclusion.

Over the past few years seasons, NFL stars past and present have contributed to Special Olympics initiatives through community engagement, fundraising, becoming ambassadors and leading athletic clinics.

Some of the NFL’s biggest stars have taken to social media to share their excitement about being engaged with Special Olympics.

Special Olympics would like to congratulate and wish good luck to all of tonight's draftees and hopefully, you all will join the inclusion movement.